Out of an abundance of caution, the Ohio Arts Council’s (OAC) Riffe Gallery is closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Established on March 17, 1989, the OAC's Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio artists and the collections of the state's museums and galleries. Admission is always free and open to the public.
The OAC is equally committed to making sure our services are accessible to people with disabilities, including artists with disabilities. We work closely with the statewide organization on arts and disabilities, Art Possible Ohio.
The OAC Riffe Gallery has an extensive offering of digital art archives both on our website and our social media pages. Captioned recordings of past artist talks and exhibition tours are available at any time on our Facebook and YouTube pages. Live captioning is also available during our events. If you need different accommodations, please contact the gallery.
Chairs, stools, and large print material are available upon request, as well as interpreters, if given two weeks notice.
For individually trained service animals, there is green space at the Statehouse (directly across from the gallery), and water bowls for service animals are available upon request.
The Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts has a wheelchair-accessible elevator as well as automatic doors and wheelchair accessible restrooms.
TTY/TDD use Ohio Relay Service: 800-750-0750
The Riffe Gallery is located at 77 S. High Street, on the first floor of the Vern Riffe Center for the Government and the Arts, across from the Statehouse, in downtown Columbus. We are located on the COTA/CBUS bus line. Click here for more information.
Entrances: The High Street entrance is open during gallery business hours Monday - Saturday. Effective January 2, 2018, the State Street entrance may be accessed by Riffe Center employees only. There is a wheelchair-accessible door at the High Street entrance of the building.
Parking: Parking is available in the Riffe Center Parking Garage Monday - Friday after 6 p.m., and all day Saturday. The entrance is located on the northeast corner of Front Street and State Street. Park on G3 during evening and weekend hours and cross the alley to the Riffe Center, use the High Street entrance. There are also meters available on High Street and State Street and short-term surface lot parking.
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Riffe Gallery Hours:
August 4 - October 8
Wed., Thurs., Fri.
Noon - 5 p.m.
Hours subject to change based on CDC and state guidelines. Closed for all state holidays.
All programming remains free and online unless otherwise noted. Please prepare to follow all Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts guidelines for masks and social distancing.
Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts, First Floor Lobby
77 S. High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414
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